It’s the day that always comes with our Book of the Month … the end of the month. Yes, today is the end of our April feature on Wither by Lauren DeStefano. So in Novel Novice tradition, we give you a look back at this month’s highlights:
We are SO excited that Lauren DeStefano herself is helping to judge this month’s writing contest!
If you haven’t entered yet, you’ve got until tomorrow, Saturday, April 30th at midnight (PT) to submit your entries. For this contest, we ask you to write a Wither-inspired short story. Imagine you live in the world of Wither, where boys live until age 25 and girls live until age 20. Imagine, like Rhine, that you’re kidnapped and forced into a polygamous marriage. What do you do?
Winners will get a Wither prize pack, including a finished copy of the book. And as we said, Lauren herself will be reading the entries and helping us pick the winners!
Behind-the-Scenes of the Wither Cover
Thanks to our friends at Simon & Schuster, we were able to bring you this fantastic behind-the-scenes look at the making of the gorgeous cover for Wither!
- Exclusive Q&A with the Wither Cover Designer: Part 1
- Exclusive Q&A with the Wither Cover Designer: Part 2
- Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Photos from the Wither Cover Shoot
Wither: Classroom Connections
We love finding ways to use new YA books in the classroom, and there were plenty of opportunities with Wither:
Get some pretty for your computer with this exclusive desktop wallpapers created by the Novel Novice staff! We even created an extra one featuring a quote hand-selected by author Lauren DeStefano!
Hearing from Lauren DeStefano
- Exclusive Q&A with Wither author Lauren DeStefano: Part 1
- Exclusive Q&A with Wither author Lauren DeStefano: Part 2
- Exclusiev Q&A with Wither author Lauren DeStefano: Part 3
- Guest Blog: Lauren DeStefano
For the comments: What was YOUR favorite part of this month’s features?